The more I click or type, the tighter my wrist feels and the more it hurts. My fingers are stiff. If I grab my wrists and flick it so that it makes an audible pop, it relieves tension in the front left for maybe 2-5 minutes. Sometimes, the popping causes a sharp pain through my entire hand.
What causes the popping? Joints? Tendons? Ligaments? It comes from the wrist itself, front center and back right.
I am sorry I am tardy in responding to your post. Please accept my apology. It's been a rough few days for me.
Your wrist popping could be an inflamed ligament sliding over the bone, it could be carpel tunnel or dequervins tenosynovitis which is a type of CT inflammation process. Which means the carpal bones are displaced, your wrist could be popping in and out of joint or other similar conditions. I would make an appointment to see your PCP. Do not let these symptoms go too long without a medical consult. If left untreated you could suffer permanent nerve damage. I have seen it happen.
Good luck to you and please keep us update on your condition. Peace, Tuck
My pain started in March 2007. I have gone to several (and I mean SEVERAL) doctors trying to figure out my situation. In May 2008 I had surgery to repair a slightly torn TFCC (triangular fibro cartilage). I was in a cast for 6 weeks after this. Its now Feb 2009 and my wrist has not felt 100% since. I just started back into playing hockey and the pain has started again. I had forearm pain (starting at my elbow) and the pain goes up through my wrist into the back (dorsal) of my hand. Now the pain is on the ulnar side of my wrist (both dorsal and ventral sides of wrist). My range of motion in the wrist is (has been) about 80% of normal. I have been been able to do a 'push-up' in about 2 years. My wrist is unable to bend far enough back to lay flat in the ground. Where my ulna reaches my wrist (i think its the ulna... the bone on the outside of your wrist) seems very loose and that is where most of my pain is. The wrist pops ALOT.. doing all sorts of different things. The elbow also pops alot (with alot of cracking sounds). The wrist is also inflammed all the way around. This has been going on for about 2 years. The pain does decrease quite a bit when I dont do anything with it (no sports,etc). I am a computer progammer so this is difficult. Any suggestions would be very helpful!!
I do not know anything about wrist pain but I can suggest you go back to your doctor and let him know whats going on. I am assuming you have not let him know of these new developments, it may be something that can be corrected and treated. I would also suggest asking if some physical therapy may be helpful. Did you recieve any after your surgery?
Tuck knows more about problems with the wrist area and she will be along shortly and she may have more adivce.
Last year I had several tests done during this whole ordeal. One of the tests was an EMG. After the whole test was done I was told that it would take about a week for the doctor to complete to report. After about 2 weeks the doctor was not complete and I was told over the phone that everything was normal. I was very uneasy about this doctor from the beginning. I am thinking about making an appointment with my last orthopaedic surgeon and see who she recommends for an EMG. The craziest part (I dont think I mentioned this before) is that this all started a few months after I started my job. I started my job in August 2006 and the pain started in March 2007. Never in my life have I had this problem before. All this popping/cracking in my elbow and wrist makes me think that something it is affecting my ulnar nerve in my left arm. I will have to see how things go. Needless to say, its very depressing not knowing what is going on with your own body. Thanks again for the reply!
Enigmat.... sorry for 'butting' into your thread. I just thought I could inject my own personal story.
One more thing I experience is the numbess in the hand in the middle of the night. The numb feeling is only on the ulnar side of the hand (pinky/ring finger side). As I type this I am experiencing pain in my wrist. I wish I could attach a picture to show it. Anyways, any additional information would be greatly appreciated. -Kyle
i have severe radial nerve damageto a hand wrist and elbow injury. a crushed one at thatit happened in sep 28 2010 a blade at my job cut my skin at the elbow area 2 inches deep were the elbow and arm connect . the first specialist didnt do anything for me but give me meds and tried to put me in agressive therapy without ct scan or emg so i hired an atourny and got me a second opinion through him but with out him they werent going to give me one. then my job fired me and i been collecting workmans com weekly checks .my elbow has healed up but discolored and cold and my wrist pops alot fingers arent straightnumbness in my arm and elbow area it is a dark colored purpleat the elbow and ice cold there can it be fixed or not it was crushed in a press machine
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